1. Flexible Permissions Management Using Office Worker Service Platform
The emergence of a “new normal” along with the working style reforms of recent years have been accompanied by greater diversity in how office workers go about their work. Hitachi’s office worker service platform was developed to cope with the wider variety of ways in which offices and business applications are used.
The office worker service platform manages the identities (IDs) of employees and their associated attributes (place in organizational structure, qualifications, etc.) to provide the infrastructure for offices and the application services that companies provide. The platform also provides permissions management functions that can adapt flexibly to changes in employee attributes, taking account of things like internal transfers and where an employee is located, using these attributes as a basis for determining roles (what they are permitted to do). This addresses the increasingly diverse ways in which staff work, making the applications that use the platform more convenient by assigning appropriate permissions based on location and employee attributes, thereby helping to improve the services provided by office buildings and other workplaces.
In the future, Hitachi intends to assist customer businesses by addressing user needs, extending use of the platform beyond offices by expanding the range of applications with which it works.